Re: Restoration Project: O' Whitey

Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:53 pm

Super A wrote:I had forgotten to post a pic of my screwed up serial number plate:

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Thankfully, I have been able to decipher it, thank goodness for casting codes.

Aaand....that pretty white paint!
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One more thing. The IH Archives at the University of WI has full digital copies of Harvester World magazine online. Thought it would be fun to look for white demo information in some of the issues in '49-'50. Found a VERY interesting pic on the cover of the May, 1950 issue:

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Look at the Super A emblem. Normally there would be the word CULTI-VISION in white at the bottom of the circle. In other words, CULTI-VISION would form the bottom part of the circle. The decal on this tractor is a solid black/white bordered circle, like a normal A, B, C, or circle Cub decal. I had wondered how they handled the fact that these letters were in white and wouldnt' show up well on white paint, I guess now we know!

By the way, the reason there is a NATIONALIZED sign on the IH dealer's window, and the guy is holding a Soviet/communist newspaper is because 1950 was during the early Cold War and this small town was staging a mock takeover to illustrate the dangers of communism. Pretty interesting article in and of itself.

Al


That is interesting . I think you did a great job on finding out the missing number or at least getting close .

Re: Restoration Project: O' Whitey

Fri May 16, 2014 9:17 pm

61Cub51 wrote:
Super A wrote:I had forgotten to post a pic of my screwed up serial number plate:

007.JPG


Thankfully, I have been able to decipher it, thank goodness for casting codes.

Aaand....that pretty white paint!
005.JPG


One more thing. The IH Archives at the University of WI has full digital copies of Harvester World magazine online. Thought it would be fun to look for white demo information in some of the issues in '49-'50. Found a VERY interesting pic on the cover of the May, 1950 issue:

Harvester World white Super A.JPG



Look at the Super A emblem. Normally there would be the word CULTI-VISION in white at the bottom of the circle. In other words, CULTI-VISION would form the bottom part of the circle. The decal on this tractor is a solid black/white bordered circle, like a normal A, B, C, or circle Cub decal. I had wondered how they handled the fact that these letters were in white and wouldnt' show up well on white paint, I guess now we know!

By the way, the reason there is a NATIONALIZED sign on the IH dealer's window, and the guy is holding a Soviet/communist newspaper is because 1950 was during the early Cold War and this small town was staging a mock takeover to illustrate the dangers of communism. Pretty interesting article in and of itself.

Al


That is interesting . I think you did a great job on finding out the missing number or at least getting close .


Here is a thought for future...
Have you removed the last two rivets and examined the plate from the back...you may find the perfect reversed image on the back of the plate...
I found this out by accident while looking for an obsolete oil pan from GM the oil pan was so rotted and scaled up with rust it was absolutely impossible to see anything of the number I absolutely had to get this number to do a natioal parts search...I got the idea of removing the sludge and bottom baffle in that oil pan and there it was! the number clear as day like it was new only the back indentations...

I am in the process of learning about my New "White Cub" and came across your post

Re: Restoration Project: O' Whitey

Sat May 17, 2014 10:25 pm

Yes, the problem was IH just didn't stamp these numbers deep enough.

Re: Restoration Project: O' Whitey

Sun May 18, 2014 5:43 am

Super A wrote:Yes, the problem was IH just didn't stamp these numbers deep enough.


I was wondering if that trick would work because you are right, the stamping on mine it very light on mine as well but I didnt know if it would have shown through anyways...

I found an A that I really like myself...I knew one wouldn't be enough

and so it begins :D

I'll be watching your progress good luck and have fun!